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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • D-Day is dumb day for too many

    Given the numerous studies revealing how American education lags behind instruction in other countries in disciplines once thought to be essential, it should come as no surprise that on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a lot of people are clueless about...
  • D-Day: NBC offers special, Obama interview

    D-Day: NBC offers special, Obama interview
    TV will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a major turning point in World War II, with special coverage, including a prime-time special  on NBC. "Brian Williams Reporting: Journey to Normandy" focuses on four World War II veterans, their D-Day...
  • Sharing his memory: Widow remembers husband's heroism

    This article was originally published in June 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Virginia Hallman-Reinbold of Emmaus has carried the memory of her husband,  Staff Sgt. Sherwood H. Hallman, for 50 years since his heroic death in World  War...
  • D-Day soldier shut out of ceremony

    Lawrence A. Krumanocker of Allentown was with Company G, 16th Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, when it stumbled ashore at Omaha Beach in Normandy on  D-Day, June 6, 1944. By day's end, Company G had made itself the pivot point  of World War II....
  • Kremlin answers G-7 sanctions threat with carrots and sticks

    Kremlin officials sent mixed signals Thursday on their intentions in Ukraine, announcing that Russia’s ambassador will return to Kiev for Saturday’s inauguration of President-elect Petro Poroshenko but also blasting Ukraine’s interim...
  • A day to honor all veterans [Editorial]

    Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the massive invasion of Normandy that cost the lives of 9,000 Allied soldiers. It is a day not only for recalling the heroic efforts of those who stormed the beaches that day but of the World War II generation...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Ender's Game' on Cinemax

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Ender's Game' on Cinemax
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 1 - 7, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES No Limits In the first of two new episode...
  • 'Arsenal of Democracy' stunned Germans

    This article was originally published in June 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day.    "Soldiers, sailors and airman of the Allied Expeditionary Force:    You are about to embark on a great crusade. The eyes of the world are upon  you and the...
  • Eisenhower had a second, secret D-day message

    Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower was anxious and restless the night of June 5, 1944. He’d been working 20-hour days at his headquarters at Southwick House outside Portsmouth, England, planning the D-day invasion. The assault had already been postponed once...
  • 70th anniversary of D-day: What does the 'D' stand for?

    Why is it called D-day? Decision Day? Doomsday? Dreadnought Day? None of the above. The D simply stands for  "day." The designation was traditionally used for the date of any important military operation or invasion, according to the National...
  • Lansford sailor was the senior man at 34

    This article was originally published in June 1994 for the 50th anniversary of D-Day. Joseph A. Mustacchia was not on the beach at D-Day. But the role he and his shipmates played was linked with events of that day. Mustacchia was born in...